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Was There a First Human Language?: Theories from the Enlightenment Through Noam Chomsky

During the 17th and 18th centuries, European Enlightenment philosophers discarded the origin stories in religious texts as wildly implausible or …

Talented Architect Demonstrates His Clever Method For Drawing Accurate Points of Perspective

Talented Iranian architect Reza Asgaripour demonstrated his clever method for accurately calculating and drawing points of perspective using elastic …

Iranian

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A little while back I somewhat unwisely penned a column declaring the financial crisis essentially over. All I meant by this was that with the return of full employment and rising living standards, most of the economic wounds of the crisis had healed, at least in the US and the UK.<p>Yet as is evident …

Deutsche Bank

The lesson you never got taught in school: how to learn!

A paper published in <i>Psychological Science in the Public Interest</i> <i></i>evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to …

Teaching

Westography: Warren Kirk captures Melbourne's timeless western suburbs – in pictures

‘When someone like Warren Kirk drifts in with his camera, bringing his patient eye to sites of modest dreaming, something entrancing happens,’ writes Helen Garner in the introduction to Kirk’s new book, Westography: Images of a Vanishing Suburbia.<p>The Melbourne photographer has spent a decade …

Photography

20 beaten-down U.S. stocks expected to rise as much as 98%

After many years in the financial media, I’ve come to realize that many investors will never learn what to do during a panic.<p>That’s because, …

Investing

Jim Rogers on China and commodities – lessons for forever

That's one of the messages of legendary investor Jim Rogers, who I spoke with a few months ago (you can read the full interview here). In the early 1970s, Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, one of the world's most successful hedge funds. After generating returns of 4,200 percent over ten years, he …

You Can't Find Investors Without Doing This

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Censors and sensibility

WHY does a company that “allowed voices to be heard in Iran and Egypt…silence the voices of anyone here?”. Glenn Beck, a conservative commentator, …

Social Media

Science and Buddhism Agree: There is No 'You' There

There is no consistent self. Here is why that's really okay.<br>Read More

University of British Columbia

Car hackers could harpoon stock prices by exposing vulnerabilities

This makes hacking cars particularly enticing for people looking to short a carmaker's stock.<p>Connected vehicle technology can enhance a consumer's experience, but it's also a route through which hackers can access the personal information of an automaker's vast network of drivers.<p>Understanding …

Personal Information

Youth unemployment is the canary in the job mine

<b>With a possible legal challenge and quite a few kinks to iron out, the ultimate design of the Government's youth internship program could be up for</b> …

Employment

American Capitalism’s Great Crisis

A couple of weeks ago, a poll conducted by the Harvard Institute of Politics found something startling: only 19% of Americans ages 18 to 29 …

Great Depression

Why Puerto Rico is in trouble

ONCE known for its pristine beaches and balmy weather, Puerto Rico, an island of 3.5m people, is today more often associated with financial woe. …

Caribbean

We Have Become an Idiocracy

Eight years ago, with the publication of Susan Jacoby's The Age of American Unreason, our country had a debate about whether its citizens were …

George Washington

The 1 Book Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2016

If the rise of Trump blindsided you, it's because you didn't read this book.<p>Every year I read dozens of books and provide you with a list of the "best of the best" motivational books, sales and marketing books, and management books. Many of the books I recommend (as well as those recommended by …

Small Business

Brain pattern predicts how fast an adult learns a new language

A five-minute measurement of resting-state brain activity predicted how quickly adults learned a second language, report scientists.

3 Good Reasons to Say No to an Annuity—and 3 Bad Ones

Understand how annuity income can help you before you turn it down.<p>Even the best annuities—i.e., relatively uncomplicated ones that generate lifetime …

Retirement

Why Buffett's Million-Dollar Bet Against Hedge Funds Was a Slam Dunk

Much has been made of Warren Buffett’s million-dollar bet, hatched at the start of 2008, with the money management firm Protégé Partners. Buffett bet …

The global economy is running on fumes

With global growth stalling, the IMF is calling for more assertive policy action to boost it. In normal times, monetary stimulus is—even for liberal Keynesians like Paul Krugman—sufficient to address deficient demand. But these are most surely not normal times.<p>As our new CFR Global Monetary Policy …